A career as a Medicaid planner is highly rewarding since the main goal of a CMP™ is to help families navigate the confusing Medicaid system. This is often the most difficult time of a person’s life and their family is left to pick up the pieces. Because the Medicaid rules for long-term care services are so confusing, most people do not know when to file for Medicaid benefits and often over spend assets. As a recognized leader in Medicaid planning, they turn to a CMP™ for the help with avoiding financial ruin and help navigating the complex Medicaid department rules.
Federal Medicaid rules allow anyone to assist with filing a Medicaid application or with fair hearings. Additionally, because of the immense number of financial rules and issues involved Certified Medicaid Planners™ come from a wide range of backgrounds, including legal services, financial planning, certified accounting, geriatric care management, social work, and Medicaid program administrators. Often nursing homes will employ Certified Medicaid Planners™ to assist families with members in their communities.
To become a CMP™ a candidate must meet minimal educational and experience requirements, successfully pass the certification exam, and agree to abide by the highest ethical/professional conduct and be subject to the certification program’s disciplinary process.